The Little Epicurean

Oct 19 2016

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes: traditional red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a shocking addition of raspberry coulis. It’s my new favorite Halloween treat! Bloody Red Velvet CupcakesRemember when red velvet was super popular? Red velvet was the cool kid before cronuts, cuffins, rainbow bagels, and those giant over the top milkshakes ever existed.

It’s not quite chocolate. It isn’t really vanilla. It’s something in between and it’s a flavor I’ll always love (when done right). It’s a tad sweet, a little tangy, as immature as it sounds- I like how the artifical coloring makes my lips and tongue red. Red velvet cake reminds me of childhood birthdays, holiday parties, and every other happy occassion celebrated with cake.Bloody Red Velvet CupcakesSadly I no longer dress up in Halloween costumes. Nowadays, I prefer to participate in this fun holiday by making Halloween themed desserts and cocktails. Since I had so much fun with my surprise bloody cake, I’m using the same raspberry coulis (blood) for another treat. These bloody red velvet cupcakes are my new favorite! I lost interest red velvet some time ago, but this revived my love for this classic cupcake.

Oct 17 2016

Orange Spiced Tea

Orange Spiced Tea

This orange spiced tea is steeped with orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s the perfect tea to cozy up with this autumn season! A little over two weeks until wedding day. All the big decisions have already been made and taken care of. We’ve got our first dance song, cake cutting song, and every other...

Oct 13 2016

Surprise Bloody Cake

Surprise Bloody Cake

This surprise bloody cake will definitely shock your Halloween guests! It’s a four layer vanilla cake with Swiss buttercream and raspberry coulis.  I don’t handle surprises very well. No surprise parties, no deviating from the itinerary, nothing out of the ordinary, please. When it comes to Halloween tricks, I am the absolute worst person...

Oct 06 2016

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Maple Buttercream

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Cake: four layers of moist pumpkin cake frosted with cinnamon maple Swiss buttercream.  Every year I have grand plans of dressing up for Halloween. Maybe we’ll be Princess Buttercup and Westley. Perhaps Prince Charming and Snow White? As soon as summer ends, I’m already dreaming up the perfect coordinating costumes for Alex,...

Oct 03 2016

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes: traditional pancake batter mixed with apples cooked in a brown sugar cinnamon syrup.  I didn’t eat pancakes very much growing up. Our typical weekend breakfasts consisted of garlic fried rice, eggs, and some sort of meat (tapa, longganisa, tocino). I loved (and still LOVE) Filipino breakfasts, but as a child, I...

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